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Month: November 2014

Eastpak 2014 Artist Studio Collection

Eastpack brings together 16 influential names in fashion to transform a blank Eastpak Padded Pak’r® into a unique one-off style to be auctioned off online to raise money for Designer’s Against Aids (DAA). The designers involved are Christopher Shannon, Jean Paul Gaultier, MSGM, Antoine Peters, Chris Jannsens, Fiorucci, Gaspard Yurkievich, Lala Berlin, KRJST, Sybilla and Christopher Lee Sauvé. Each creation will be on auction online for just over 20 days, with all proceeds going to the charity organisation from World Aids Day on December 1. The Eastpak 2014 Artist Studio Collection is currently on display at Eastpak’s pop-up shop in Shoreditch, London, which will run until December 29. Eastpak London132 Commercial St.London, United KingdomE1 6AZ Article source:...

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Quam Odunsi “Distinction without a Difference” @ Design Matters Recap

Los Angeles-based artist Quam Odunsi is best known for his images of celebrities and pop culture under the pseudonym of Reserve Result. Presenting his third solo exhibition ”Distinction without a Difference” at Design Matters Gallery, Odunsi explores the idea of logical fallacy where a person attempts to describe a distinction between two things, when there is no actual difference. This idea is shown through Odunsi’s work of vintage photographs taken on film cameras which is then silkscreened onto canvas and paper, sculpture and an original short film shot on Super 8. Check out the above images of the exhibition which provoke a sense of nostalgia, while simultaneously remaining contemporary. Article source:...

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TUMI Aloha Floral Luggage Collection for colette

TUMI partners with colette on a new line of luggage featuring cool island vibes inspired by traditional Hawaiian motifs. The extensive line features a black base over bags of varying sizes and usages as well as accessories such as luggage tags. The usage of colette’s signature blue is apparent across the board, save for a singular duffle bag. The collection is available now exclusively at colette. Article source:...

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PayPal’s Bitcoin Integration And The Future Of Digital Currency Adoption

Editor’s note: Ken Miller is the COO of Gem. Previously he was VP of risk management at PayPal executive and adviser to Square. Recently, PayPal announced several partnerships aimed towards enabling certain PayPal merchants to be able to accept bitcoin as a form of payment from their customers. This was a significant announcement on multiple fronts as many had wondered if and what PayPal’s foray into the cryptocurrency space would be. As further validation of the power of this news, the USD price of bitcoin shot up over $30 within the first few hours of the announcement, generating close to an incremental half a billion in bitcoin market cap in those few hours. That increase was short-lived, as the price came back down the following day, but the spike showed the power that this kind of tectonic announcement could have on the bitcoin world. Though there are still details remaining to surface around how the bitcoin integration into PayPal will ultimately work, on the surface the benefits appear obvious. For merchants, the attraction would be the opportunity to add an additional payment option that works with their existing checkout infrastructure (read: more happy customers and no incremental work for the merchant). For consumers, the value is that increasingly consumers are holding bitcoin and looking for places to spend it; and more choice in payment methods is always a good thing....

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About That Enterprise File Sharing Study

Earlier this week, TechCrunch published commentary on a report concerning the current popularity of various enterprise cloud file sync and share products, a group of services usually shortened to the acronym ‘EFSS.’ Dropbox was far and away the leader, finding a home within nearly 45 percent of responding enterprise IT pros’ businesses. Microsoft’s OneDrive had over 25 percent penetration, Google’s Drive had nearly 25 percent itself, and Box had just under 15 percent. Smaller players — Amazon, Hightail, SAP Docs, Egnyte, and so forth — each had less than 10 percent apiece. Given the current market narrative, you must have heard that Box commands high market share among enterprise clients, and that Dropbox itself is working to close a feature gap with its competitor. The same narrative also generally maintains that Google and Microsoft are themselves straining to pick up market share, having trailed their smaller rivals into the market. So what the hell is going on. Well, if you retreat to our previous accounting of the top four players in the market, you’ll note that their market share adds to more than 100 percent. And when you stack in the other listed players, we end up far higher than a numerical peak called lleno. The following paragraph from TechCrunch’s initial coverage is elucidatory: What’s more, just 18 percent of those surveyed currently pay for an enterprise sync and share product. It’s hard to know...

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